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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/orrvFXGqvVFo1Aovohck_Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false State Rep. John Velis explained why he voted against the Millionaire’s Tax, which would levy an additional 4% tax on those who earn more than $1 million annually. Kristine Blinn is a teacher at Springfield Central High by day, and an aspiring stand-up comic at night. Ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew Lam... /episodes/get/93815 /episode/93815 Thursday, July 11, 2019 /episode-player/93815

The Millionaire’s Tax, Teacher & Stand-Up Comic Kristine Blinn, Doctor & Author Andrew Lam

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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:45
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/_QRf44317-Yq4eGMcVK2qA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Massachusetts Legislature has failed to finalize a state budget for by the beginning of the 2020 fiscal year on July 1st. An interim budget to fund state programs through the end of July was passed and both the House & Senate continue to work on a compromise plan. Sen. Eric Lesser and Rep.... /episodes/get/93840 /episode/93840 The State We're In: Massachusetts State Budget Delay /episode-player/93840

Sen. Eric Lesser & Rep. Joseph Wagner discuss the delayed 2020 Massachusetts State Budget.

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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Jn2TqDEKvq4g7QSWRBrhgw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni explains the record sealing process for individuals who go through substance abuse and recovery counseling. Meet Karen Webb, Kathryn Taccone, & WIlliam Colón—the trio behind Open Pixel Studios, animation house in Springfield, MA. Hadley Select Board... /episodes/get/93746 /episode/93746 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 /episode-player/93746

Sealing Criminal Records, Open Pixel Studios, Small Town Politics, Cannabis & Alzheimer's

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Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hb-6QSmmJ6h1HZ-LkQKcXA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false UMass Amherst Professor Paul Musgrave breaks down the latest developments in the US's relations with North Korea and Iran. Visit a Longmeadow beekeeper, one of many western Mass beekeepers helping the local honeybee population thrive in the area. Ludlow Public Schools teachers Nancy Raymond... /episodes/get/93720 /episode/93720 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 /episode-player/93720

Iran & North Korea Update, Honeybees in Western Mass, Combating the Summer Slide

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 06:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Sndsz9gx-Og81aRxIOx_hA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false It is not an easy time for the newspaper business: circulation is down and staff layoffs are up. But, some western Mass newspapers are experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Ray Hershel explores the challenges that local newspapers face today—and how they are surviving—with Reminder Publication’s G.... /episodes/get/93614 /episode/93614 The State We’re In: The Local Newspaper Renaissance /episode-player/93614

Local newspapers "The Reminder" & "Berkshire Eagle" are undergoing a renaissance.

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Fri, 07/05/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/uTFOBQhYcoQvj0QSVoK84g==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Former George W. Bush advisor Brad Blakeman reflects on serving in the White House on September 11, 2001. Visit the Field of Honor, a flag installation in honor of those who’ve fought to protect the nation sponsored by the Northampton Lodge of Elks. Blakeman—who lost a family member in the 9/11... /episodes/get/93595 /episode/93595 Thursday, July 4, 2019 /episode-player/93595

"Connecting Point" marks the Fourth of July with a special patriotically-themed episode.

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Thu, 07/04/2019 - 03:00
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